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Bussey Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 1095 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

Do not send your children to bussey elem. Teachers do not supervise the children when they are outside in front of the school for dismissal. Administration is ok but other staff members are very rude. Only a handful of teachers are good but the rest only go for the pay check. One staff member is very rude all the time. Her name is Sheilla Fernandez. Call her la se ora limon because she is always amargada.. Move if you have to get your child into any other school. I have nothing good to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I love this school. Everyone here is so nice and helpful. My child has really made a humongous improvement since attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education25%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education38%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education13%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual95%

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual72%

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 77%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • MARIA GARCIA
Fax number
  • (281) 878-1506

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